Claver Chronicles

Sharing the Good News about St. Peter Claver Catholic School

August 28, 2022

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Dear SPCCS Community,


This week, students in grades 2-8 will take the Language MAP Growth Assessment on Tuesday. Continue to encourage your scholar to do their very best! Teachers will receive training on how to analyze the data, set classroom goals, and create an action plan to accelerate student growth in reading and math during the Data Day professional development this Friday, September 2nd and there is no school for students. Our Academic Excellence goal for this year is that SPCCS students will exceed the yearly growth projections (110%) in both Math and Reading using MAP results from fall to spring. Our teachers and staff are committed to achieving excellence in the classroom to reach this goal. We expect our students to ROAR: Be Respectful, Be On task, Be Accountable, and Be Ready!


As you know, we have enhanced the school uniform dress code. Students look sharp and ready to learn! I understand some uniform items have been on back order and recently, they are back in stock. Students should be in the required dress code by September 12. Feel free to email me directly at principal@spccs.org if you have any uniform concerns.


Thank you for entrusting your chid(ren) in our care; it is an honor to serve this wonderful school community.


Have a blessed week!


Dr. LaTonya White

Principal

FAMILY INVOLVEMENT REQUIREMENTS

Thank you for returning your Family Involvement Form! If you have not returned your form as of yet, please return it to your child's teacher this week. Click the links below to get started with volunteer requirements.


Fingerprinting-based background screening: https://www.dosp.org/safe-environment/fingerprint-based-background-screening/


Safe Environment Training Program: https://www.dosp.org/safe-environment/sep-certification/

Parent Mass on August 31

All families are welcome to join us for the School Mass at 9:00am on Wednesday, August 31. Parents will receive a special blessing from Fr. Seran and enjoy coffee and donuts afterwards in O'Keefe Hall. We look forward to you worshipping with us; you will be spiritually uplifted!


**Students will sit with their classes as usual and parents will sit behind classes in the open pews.

1ST SCHOLARSHIP DISTRIBUTION APPROVAL

It is almost time to approve your student's 1ST quarter FES/SUFS distribution payment for the 2022-23 school year. Please keep watch for email notification from StepUp when it is time to to approve your ACH payment. Simply follow these steps:


  • Login to your Step Up account
  • Click "Check the Status of an Application"
  • Click the link found within the red text to review the student's payment.
  • Review, complete and submit the electronic form.

Please contact us in the School Office if you need assistance.

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

09/02 - No School for students; Teacher PD Data Day

09/05 - LABOR DAY - No School

09/11 - Feast of St. Peter Claver Mass & Celebration @ SPC @10am

09/22 - Early Release @ 12:15pm - Teacher PD

FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS

Beyond the Bell (after school) charges for the month of August will be charged to your FACTS Family Financial account as an incidental bill on Thursday, September 1st. Payments are due within 10 business days (09/16/22). To avoid late charges, please be sure to make payments in a timely manner. Thank you for your attention to this important school business matter.

School Uniform Clarifications

  • The gray polo shirts are only for Middle School students in grades 5-8.
  • All black or all white sneakers.
  • PE uniforms should be worn to school on the scheduled PE day only.
  • All students wear the light blue polo shirt with appropriate uniform bottoms on Wednesdays for Mass; unless PE is scheduled. All polo shirts must have the official school logo and should only be purchased from Risse Brothers.
  • Please review the Uniform Guidelines for girls and boys below.
School Uniform Guidelines for Girls

Click here for the uniform requirements for girls in Preschool through 8th Grade.

School Uniform Guidelines for Boys

Click here to see the uniform requirements for boys in Preschool through 8th Grade.

August Lunch Menu

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SCHOOL WEBSITE

Click here for school updates, information, access to FACTS Family Portal and more!

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